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Tribal Nations MC
Photo taken in 2014 show the foundation members known as the originals. There were 18 members comprising 16 full set and two supporters. 31st February traditional Maori blessing of the clubs colors by Tainui Kaumaatua (elder) Charles Tahana.
See actual video. https://youtu.be/yyZ7S5yEu1k
The year 2014 marks the birth of Tribal Nations MC, where members known as the Originals sat around a table and decided to take the kaupapa to the world.
2014 is a significant number, based on the English alphabet the 20th letter is T, 14th letter is N for Tribal Nations marking the year that we started.
The name Tribal Nations derives from the meaning clan, tribe, band, nation, group or community. Simply we are a tribe of all nations. TNMC is inclusive made up of like minded people from all nations, backgrounds and cultures.
100% pure NZ home grown and indigenously Kiwi international. A social motorcycle club with an emphasis on campaigning to help spread awareness around all forms of violence, abuse and suicide. Today TNMC continue their work with a growing membership spreading the F.A.I.T.H and guiding principles.
HQ (head quarters)
The main HQ is Te Puku mother region located in Ngāruawāhia the heart of the Waikato, the Washington DC of TNMC. The club structure is unique and has evolved to meet today’s community needs. Te Puku is made up of an elected President and an Executive. Regions are managed by Ambassadors and club members.
The Tiki with taiaha in hand, flanked on both sides with the huia bird and hawk feathers, supported by pistons, Tribal Nations MC Aotearoa name is the official TNMC seal.
B.P.N.G - Back Patch Non Gang
TNMC is a BPNG - Back Patch Non Gang. The term used in the TNMC world is Back Set. The wearing of clubs colours on the back while riding and during events is what makes TNMC more than just a social club.
Respect is shown when it comes to the wearing of colours in communities, towns, regions, and on marae. Non threatening, law abiding, friendly to all people groups, clubs and gangs. TNMC continue to strive and build a positive reputation in the community.
To support those in the community who are disadvantaged, disenfranchised, and suffering serious illness, neglect, deprivation, abuse, whether physical or emotional and addictions.
Tribal Nations Motorcycle Community TNMC is a global movement representing a tribe of all nations. Originating in Ngāruawāhia TNMC, Te Puku is the founding region. TNMC’s operating model is made up of an elected President and Executive. Each region is managed by Ambassadors and their committee members.
All members are recognised as having basic human and equal rights. TNMC operate as a democracy, where full members exercise their power through voting and elections, guided by the elected Executive who reside in the Waikato. The Executive oversee the day to day business by regulating and enforcing compliance with the operations, rules and regulations of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
All regions national and international are governed by the TNMC Constitution. International regions can amend and adapt their laws pursuant to the laws of the land of the country they reside but the TNMC Constitution must remain the same.
The Hei Tiki, holding the taiaha, with Huia, Hawk feathers and pistons. The name Tribal Nations M C and Aotearoa is the official TNMC seal.
TNMC is a BPNG (Back Patch Non Gang) BEA British, European and American, motorcycle club, but for greater participation, have non B.E.A and non rider membership levels where all members enjoy the benefits thereof. TNMC enjoy social rides with organised motorcycle campaign events to help raise awareness around all forms of violence, abuse and suicide.
Goals and objectives of TNMC is spreading the F.A.I.T.H and guiding principles of KOTAHITANGA, MANAAKITANGA, TINO RANGATIRATANGA, MANA WHENUA, KAITIAKITANGA.
WAIKATO, AOTEAROA This is achieved by promoting the TNMC name and brand in all forms of media and merchandise, managed by the executive at the source. TNMC aim to foster ongoing partnerships with individuals, sponsors, other organizations, businesses and or motorcycle clubs who share the same vision.
The constitution is our underpinning document, recognizing the Tino Rangatiratanga and Mana whenua of all people. As Kaitiaki TNMC members make the pledge as guardians and caretakers of the F.A.I.T.H with the aim to fulfilling our mission statement.
Principles of F.A.I.T.H
The acronym F.A.I.T.H unique to TNMC outlines five basic principles or core values. F.A.I.T.H as defined by the kaupapa of TNMC as having complete trust,conviction and confidence in someone or something with discernment, good judgement, love and understanding.
(Family) Family comes first.
(Acceptance) To be accepting with discernment the unique differences of all people, cultures, religions and beliefs.
(Integrity) To be authentic, whole, complete and of good character.
(Trust) To be reliable, sincere and trustworthy.
(Honesty) To be honorable, good morals and principles.
Whakatauki - Māori proverb
Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou ka ora ai te iwi…More hands make light work - With mine and your shared gifts, talents and resources, our people, together will grow, flourish and thrive.
Pronounced (Core-tar-he-tongue-agh) The state or quality of being one, togetherness oneness in unity forming a whole. In complete harmony, united for a common purpose or cause. One kaupapa. Individual collective and inclusiveness.
Pronounced (Ma-na-key-tongue-agh) extract from Ngāti Raukawa rangatira, Professor Whatarangi Winiata “behavior that acknowledges the mana of others as having equal or greater importance than one’s own, through the expression of aroha, (love) hospitality, generosity and mutual respect.” Elevates the status of all, building unity through humility and the act of giving.
Pronounced (kai-tea-a-ki-tongue-agh) Guardianship, stewardship, trusteeship, trustee. Protection, where the process and practices of protecting and looking after the environment and the people is referred to as kaitiakitanga.
Pronounced ( tea - nore- rung - agh - tea - ra - tongue - agh ) Freedom of expression autonomy, Independence through self-determination and control over one's own destiny.
Pronounced ( Mana - fear - nu - agh ) Respect for a persons natural authority and rights to their assets, land, and resources to sustain and preserve a tribes whakapapa, history and legends.
Pronounced (ow - tear - agh - raw - agh) Ao means the earth, world, global Tea means bright, white, clear, transparent light Roa means long time, distant.
Simply, Aotearoa according to the kaupapa of TNMC, means our journey as a club, towards creating a better and brighter future for our world.
Ko ngā tamariki o ēnei rā hei rangatira mō apōpō. Children of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Lets make this world a better place for them.
Māori proverb, Waikato-taniwha-rau. he piko, he taniwha. he piko, he taniwha. Waikato of a hundred taniwha. At every bend a taniwha (chief) can be found.
Pronounced ( Why - cut - tour ) the longest river in New Zealand, was the main means of travel for waka (canoe) in ancient days.
Waikato means the fast flowing current of water and according to the kaupapa of TNMC is referred to as the modern road, or fast flowing highway of today. Every corner and bend in the road or path means a new challenge, adventure, travel and journey.